About Kara

Hi there! Are you new to The Joys of Boys? If so, WELCOME!! I’m Kara Lewis and I'm the busy mom of 4 boys. I’m so HAPPY you stopped in. I'd love to stay connected. A great way to interact with me is via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+. I’m looking forward to getting to know you!

25 Spring Break Ideas for Kids

Spring break is coming!  Some people may be excited for the break and some may be wondering what we will do to entertain the kids all week.  If you don’t have any big plans, here are some  Spring Break ideas for Kids that are fun and inexpensive. We are pretty lucky here because our weather is pretty much perfect every year for Spring Break.  I think it is our gift for having to endure our desert Summers.  We love spending time outside as much as possible and we put together a list of Spring Break Ideas that we love to do.  […]

Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys

You’re never too old for an Easter basket!  We have made the perfect list of Easter basket ideas for teen boys to help you fill those baskets in no time at all…. with stuff teen boys will surely love! With this list, the Easter bunny is sure to be pleased with all of the wonderful finds we discovered. If you need ideas for younger boys, take a look at our post, Easter Basket Ideas for Boys for even more goodies. Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys Let’s get going with those teen boy Easter baskets! […]

20 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Holidays are big around here and with Spring comes Easter and with Easter comes Easter Eggs.  Today I am sharing 20+ Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs. Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs My boys love decorating Easter Eggs each year and we love looking for new fun ways to decorate Easter eggs.   I have searched high and low and have found some really fun and unique ideas that I can’t wait to try out this year. […]

Disney Vacation Planner

If you are planning a Disney vacation, then you know that it can get overwhelming.  This printable Disney Vacation Planner will help to take the stress out of your trip so you can just enjoy the magic!  And trust me, it will be SO magical! Disney Vacation Planner We are a Disney family.  I have loved being able to take my boys to Disneyland over the years and the Disney Social Media Moms celebration at Disney World.  Talk about magical!  But I also know that it can be a bit stressful to plan a Disney vacation. This Disney Vacation Planner makes it easier to plan before you leave for Disney and to stay organized once you arrive. […]

The Ultimate List of Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

I have always enjoyed stuffing Easter baskets full of goodies for my boys. To help you get those Easter baskets full this year, I have put together a list of Easter basket ideas for boys. From LED Bike Wheel Lights to Bath Bombs for Boys, you will find the perfect assortment of goodies for your boys. If you have a teen in your life, you should also check out this list of Easter basket ideas for teens. Easter Basket Ideas for Boys Hippity hoppity…. here comes the Easter bunny! I’ve done the work of finding the perfect Easter basket ideas for boys so you don’t have to stress. So, let’s get busy! […]

Printable Lunch Box Notes Kids Will Love

Who says you can only show love to your kids or family at Valentine’s Day? Let your kids know how cool you think they are all year round with these printable lunch box notes kids will love!
Lunch Box Notes Kids will love.

Printable Lunch Box Notes Kids Will Love

Last night I walked in on a scene that I haven’t seen in awhile. All of my boys had dumped out their huge set of LEGOs and were building together and not fighting. I was wondering if I was at the right house!  Continue Reading

10 Ways to Bond With Your Son

Building a strong relationship with our children is so important.  Here are 10 ways to bond with your son that will help you stay close as he gets older. 10 Ways to Bond With Your Son It has been over 14 years since I became a mom of boys. When I only had one or maybe two boys, spending time bonding with them individually wasn’t that difficult.  But now that we have added two more to the family, I really have to make a conscious effort to nurture my relationship with each of my boys in a way that is individualized to them because they are each so different.  Here are 10 ways to bond with your son as well as ways that moms in my Moms of Boys community are finding to bond with their sons.  […]

One Simple Way to Avoid Meltdowns at the Grocery Store

This post is sponsored by Walmart. All opinions are my own. We’ve all been there. We think we’ve got this parenting thing all under control and for a brief moment we have a lapse of judgement and think it will be “fun” to take the littles to the store. Or at least we think it won’t be THAT bad. When my boys were little, trips to Walmart or the grocery store literally did me in. There was the time when I had all 4 of my boys with me and we traveled to the nearest Walmart which was 40 minutes from home. After feeling as though I was herding cats and putting all my effort into warding off tantrums and fights over who got to stand in front of the LEGO section first, we finally made it back out to our van with a cart loaded with groceries and kids. […]

20 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Boys

 I have four boys and while they love holidays, it can be a challenge to find them something fun that they will like for Valentine’s Day.  I’ve searched long and hard and made up a list of 20 Valentine’s Day gifts for boys that are sure to please your little men. Valentine’s Day Gifts for Boys […]

Football Printable Chore Charts for Kids

Football season is here and even though my boys don’t play football, they follow their favorite teams very closely. And with the big game coming up soon, I thought I would create a little bit of motivation for them to help me get the house clean, but in a fun way. These football printable chore charts for kids are the perfect way to motivate your kids to get a “Touchdown” and win a prize, while helping with their responsibilities around the house. And the prize might just be being able to watch the game now that the house is clean. 😉  Football Printable Chore Charts for Kids My boys need all the motivation they can get when it comes to cleaning. I can’t tell you how much grumbling happens when I ask them to pick up or do their chores. You would think that I was asking them to do something WAY worse than just washing a few dishes or, you know, putting their underwear in the hamper and not on the floor. It’s SOOO hard to do! […]

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